As someone said earlier, genetics also play a huge part.Originally Posted by aname
I'm almost 53 and am only beginning to get any wrinkles. (Only have about 5 to 10 gray hairs, too.) I grew up in Utah, which is high altitude sunny country and tanned the bejesus out of my skin before we all discovered the whole ozone problem.
I also smoked moderately for about 10 years, and I have absolutely no skin care regime. I never moisturize...except for putting on a bit of Olay moisturizer with sunscreen when I remember during the summer. I wash my face once a day by splashing water on it and sometimes use an oatmeal soap. In other words, I take terrible care of my skin. (I don't wear makeup anymore, though, and I never did wear a lot, so that might be a factor, since there's nothing but dirt/oil to clean off in the first place.)
Except for having rosacea, which makes me look flushed, I have practically flawless skin. The skin tone is starting to go, and things are heading south, but the texture of my skin is good. (And my mother's was the same way.)
On the other hand, I have friends who probably took much better care of their skin than I have, and they started getting serious wrinkles in their early 30s...mostly because they were genetically pre-disposed and got in too much sun. They were not smokers.
So I personally believe Stacy if she says that's what's up with her skin.